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Cook-Off Event Needs You!
June 11 Luncheon
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Cook-Off Planning Committee
Meets June 6

BIG Is planning a cook-off event to raise money to support education in our region, particularly to expand our BIG Scholarship program. Membership Committee Chairman Ricky Melancon invites all BIG members to help organize this family- friendly event. A committee meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 at Noon at Bayou Country Club.   Email Ricky with any questions or ideas, and please consider attending the meeting and volunteering to help!

Upcoming BIG Luncheons & Speakers   

Monday, June 11 -
Jerome Zeringue

Monday, July 9 -
Boysie Bollinger

Monday, August 13 -

Members are provided one free lunch each month!  If you cannot attend a meeting, don't let your perk go to waste -- send someone in your place!! 

State Coastal Director Jerome Zeringue to Speak at June 11 Luncheon
Just this week, the Louisiana Legislature approved the 2012 Master Plan for Coastal Protection and Restoration, the driving force for the state's coastal efforts over the next decade and beyond. And with the RESTORE Act awaiting final Congressional approval, Louisiana's restoration and protection needs are gaining attention on Capitol Hill.

With all of this in mind, BIG is pleased to welcome Jerome Zeringue, Executive Director of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, as guest speaker for our June 11 luncheon. Zeringue will discuss local projects in the state master plan, next steps now that the plan has been approved, and ongoing efforts to protect and restore our coast and fund projects in the future.
The monthly luncheon begins at Noon on Monday, June 11 at the Bayou Country Club in Thibodaux. You don't want to miss this very informative meeting! 
Meeting Notice

Reservation Deadline: 5 pm on Thursday, June 7

Bring a Guest to Lunch with You!

Lunch is free for BIG members. There is a $20 fee for reserved guests; $25 for walk-ins.  Since BIG is required to pay for total number of reservations, all reserved guests will be billed for payment regardless of attendance. 

We hope to see you on June 11! 
Advertise in BIG's New "BIG News" Printed Newsletter
This summer, an expanded, printed version of "BIG News" will arrive in your mailbox, full of news about BIG activities, meetings, and events, as well as stories about our members.  We are very excited about this new tool to communicate with you and our community!

BIG is now offering newsletter advertising to help defray our printing and postage costs. For only $100, you or your company can be the exclusive sponsor of the newsletter's first Summer issue! Sponsor will receive a half-page ad in the full-color newsletter and promotion on the front cover.

For details, contact Jennifer Armand at 985-580-3901, or
Bayou Industrial Group  *  985-580-3901  * 
P.O. Box 712, Thibodaux, LA 70302  *